1331 Silver Lake Road, Dayton, Virginia 22821
Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic Peter Paul House near Dayton, Virginia. The home, listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, is one of few farmhouses in the Shenandoah Valley surviving the Swiss and German settlement of the mid to late 18th century. The house, situated on a 230 acre farm located one mile north of Silver Lake, was built c.1750 by Peter Paul, an English settler. The farm was owned by the Paul family until 1929 when it was sold to David and Mary Swope, grandparents of the current owner. The Swopes gave the farm to their daughter, Sophie Swope Driver, who operated the farm with her husband Wayne Driver. The current owner, Lewis Driver, purchased the farm in 1977 after his father’s death and built a modern dairy (Silver Lake Dairy). The dairy was recently closed, and the house was beautifully renovated and converted to a Bed and Breakfast. The renovation highlights the original architecture, including the German-style log construction and six fireplaces.
Peter Paul and John Paul signatures on the original house in the 1750’s
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About the Innkeepers:
Ryan and Kathleen have been innkeeping for severalyears and Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast will be there second to manage. Ryan graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and Kathleen graduated from James Madison University. They are both from the area and love living in the Shenandoah Valley.